|Science Nation: Just by a Whisker|
From rats to robots: The story of the humble whisker. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Mitra Hartmann, associate professor at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering, and her students are beginning to get a feel for how animals perceive the world around them. The team starts by looking at one of the most powerful sensory systems in nature: the rat whisker system.
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|MIT 9.01 Neuroscience and Behavior, Fall 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Instructor: Prof. Gerald Schneider This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, "higher functions" and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory...
Keywords: functional neuroanatomy; functional neurophysiology; motor systems; centrally programmed behavior; sensory systems; sleep; dreaming; motivation; reward; emotional displays; higher functions; neocortex; neural processes in learning and memory